|Archie's obviously not very happy with me.|
The other nice thing about being home is that there's a Trader Joe's
|All curled up and nowhere to go!|
Last night we did have a long discussion about cardio and weight training though. The gym my mom goes to down here has a program where you get one free training session per month. The trainers write up a card with exercises/reps/weight amounts so you can reference that while you are working out. It's alright in theory, but it doesn't target specific body parts and is more of a "total-body toning" sort of thing. My mom has kept all her cards, so she cycles through them every so often, modifying the reps and weights, but to work off of one card day after day for an entire month isn't going to do anything. The trainer she sees once a month also doesn't incorporate free weights into her workout, so I was telling her the importance of doing so. I also suggested that she switch up her cardio, and although she said she does, I'm trying to get her to understand the importance of pushing herself outside her comfort zone. I may make a preliminary workout/diet for her for a week/month and see if she likes it.
Before my mom and I head out (we are thinking of meeting up with my sister at her school about a half hour away for a baseball game-- LOVE baseball!), I do want to mention that I finally talked to Kevin about the July show. I don't know why I was so nervous about bringing it up. But he said that if I don't feel ready, that's definitely best and the extra few weeks will definitely help. I mentioned my qualms about not looking like I fit in up there with the other girls, and how my diet isn't where it should be. The thing is, I'm eating the right foods, but with classes, it's been a little restricting, so I find myself eating a lot of supplemental protein products--bars, shakes, etc.--rather than actual lean protein sources like chicken, fish, and ground turkey. So that HAS to change, and will be easy to do so once classes end--so soon! We also both agreed that it's hard since I do have a lot going on in the month of May. I'm so relieved that I've made this decision! When I get back to Charlottesville I'm meeting up with someone to discuss nutrition and prep further, so I can't wait!
|Archie & I say Happy Easter!|